October 1, 2015
Issue #2
It's Hip to Be Here! 2015 Eastside Annual Dinner
It was Hip to be at the Chamber's 2015 Annual Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Tuesday presented by Peoples Bank! Bellevue Chamber Past Chair Gary Guenther (pictured with Chamber President & CEO Betty Capestany) presented highlights of the great work the Chamber has done over the past year, and we got a look to the future and the exciting programs we have in store for our members! Ross Shafer's humorous and insightful look at how the top businesses keep themselves relevant was a huge hit. Photo Credit: Mike Nakamura Photography 
Young Entrepreneurs Academy Students Featured on GeekWire
Two of our Young Entrepreneurs Academy program companies were featured in GeekWire and by the Bellevue School District recently - SuziLlo Designer Backpacks, Brute Jute, and Sweetimals.

Reserve Your Table Now at the Nov. 5 Business Showcase
In just a few short hours you'll meet hundreds of potential customers. Come prepared to sizzle your products and services to hundreds of business and consumers! Register your table online today or call 425.454.2464!
On The Move Bellevue Perks Program
Looking for a great way to promote your business?
The On The Move Bellevue Perks Program is designed to reward Bellevue employees and residents for choosing green commute options.
September Revenue Forecast
The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council just released its September revenue forecast. What does this mean for state lawmakers?

Public Affairs Committee: October 8
Senator Steve Litzow is eager to engage in a dialogue and provide a look at what is in store legislatively for 2016. Click below to RSVP.

The first woman to lead one of the country's top 20 banks, KeyBank's Beth Mooney recently was named one of Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women.

Quadrant's approach to home building is a model that others in the industry would want to emulate, but is difficult to achieve.

Enroll Now! Young Execs Class of 2016
The Young Executives program is an opportunity for young professionals who are in the 3-5 year mark in their careers. The program is designed to give attendees a chance to build long-term business relationships with a core group of peers. Attendees will learn team building skills, leadership skills, civic awareness, and receive valuable tools & resources to help them reach long-term career success.
Welcome New Board Members
Welcome to our newest Board members, who are giving their time and talent to further the Bellevue Chamber's mission.
Valerie Laird,
ARC Document Services
David Lawyer, Inslee Best
Craig Looper, Sweeney Conrad
Josh Marti, Point Inside
Penny Milliken, Her Interactive
Pam Rock, Seattle Children's
IRS Deadline Looming for Employers 
The IRS requires the restatement of all tax-qualified retirements plans every six years to reflect any changes in laws and regulations. The deadline for this cycle is April 30, 2016 . For additional details contact your 401 (k) plan provider. 
Email is Here to Stay
Despite the popularity of instant messaging, texting and social media, email is here to stay and will remain a constant in the workplace, according to a survey released recently. 

Morning Business Builder 10/7 * What's Your Tagline? * 7:30 - 8:30am * Bellevue Chamber Office
Public Affairs Committee - Senator Steve Litzow 10/8 * 12:00 - 1:00pm * Bellevue Chamber Office
SAVE THE DATE - The Business Lunch 10/14  * 12-1:30pm * Hyatt Regency Bellevue
  Morning Business Builder 10/21 * SHOW & TELL * 7:30 - 8:30am * Bellevue Chamber Office
Morning Business Builder 10/28 * Target Market Outside the Box * 7:30 - 8:30am * Bellevue Chamber Office
  November 2015 Business Showcase 11/5 * 4:00 - 7:00pm * Red Lion Hotel Bellevue

Welcome New Members
AAA Washington Store
The Madison Bellevue Apartment Homes
JSL Real Estate, LLC
Scott Sullivan; John L Scott Real Estate.
The Meyden
Tesslan Dog Spa
Renewing Members
40 Years: Lawrence The Florist
22 Years: AtWork!
18 Years: Columbia West Properties
15 Years: Johns Monroe Mitsunaga Kolouskova PLLC
11 Years: Bellevue Downtown Courtyard by Marriott, PCL Construction Services, Inc., Digital Monster Marketing
5 Years: Bellevue Rare Coins, Seattle Rare Coins
4 Years: Group Health Cooperative, Southwest Airlines
2 Years: Arryve, RainMaker Signs, Inc.
1 Year: Ideal CPA, Rocketfix